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January 2003
Vol 15, No. 1 (G)

UNITED STATES

UNIFORM DISCRIMINATION:

The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy of the U.S. Military

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Supplementary Materials

What You Can Do

U.S. Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy Panders to Prejudice
HRW Press Release, January 23, 2003

Letter to President Bush Regarding the U.S. Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy
HRW Letter, January 23, 2003

Letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Regarding the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy
HRW Letter, January 23, 2003

Response from the Commanding General of Fort Campbell
February 20, 2003

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
A research and advocacy organization dedicated to defending servicemembers harmed by the "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue, don't harass," and related, policies. The group published periodic reports and releases about the effects of the policy and provides legal assistance.

Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military
A research and advocacy organization focused on the treatment of gays and lesbians in the armed forces, in the U.S. and abroad.

I. Summary

II. Recommendations

III. Background

IV. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

V. Discharges of GAY AND LESBIAN SERVICEMEMBERS

VI. Life in an Anti-Gay Environment

VII. Impact on women

VIII. Intrusive investigations

IX. human rights and U.S. Legal Standards

X. Unit Cohesion: A rationale in Search of Evidence

XI. Conclusion

Appendix A: Note on U.S. Armed Forces responses to Human Rights Watch's requests for basic information

APPENDIX B: ANTI-HARASSMENT ACTION PLAN

Acknowledgments

 

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